The French double bed, also known as the Old Neapolitan bed, has French origins, as the name suggests. In France it is called "grand lit" and replaces what we consider the double bed. In reality, the dimensions of the French bed are smaller in width, while its length remains the same. In fact, the width of the French bed is 140 cm against the 160 cm or 180 cm of the standard double bed in Italy. The length, on the other hand, remains unchanged and can therefore vary from 190 up to 200 cm.